Current Research

I am currently writing a book about the twentieth century writer Daphne du Maurier and a poetry collection inspired by the women of Beowulf. (More on both of these topics in the tabs above).

In November 2021 my co-edited volume of essays, with Dr Laura Kalas, Encountering The Book of Margery Kempe was published by Manchester University Press. The volume was inspired by the first international conference on Kempe, Margery Kempe Studies in the 21st Century, that we co-organised in April 2018. I am also working on another book-length project on Margery Kempe.

I have an article forthcoming with Medieval Feminist Forum on Michelle Paver’s 2019 novel Wakenhyrst and The Book of Margery Kempe.

I have written an article on Hoccleve’s Complaynt Paramount for a special issue of Exemplaria on Marian Materiality, edited by Isabel Davis and Mary Beth Long. (This research arose from a talk that I blogged about here and my translation of the poem here).

I am contributing an essay to a new volume on sacred space edited by Kate Weikert and Gustav Zamore. My essay will be entitled: ‘Þis is a chapel of meschaunce’: Disrupting Sacred Space in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

I have also been invited to contribute two further essays to forthcoming collections in 2023 and 2024 respectively.


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